Master in International Business

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Program Description

Master in International Business

Vrije Universiteit Brussel


The MSc. in International Business (formerly known as MSc in Management Science) is a 2-year, full-time programme organised by the Solvay Business School of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It targets students - both Belgian and foreign - with academic bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics or Management (see below) who are looking for an English-language master’s programme with a distinct international and multidisciplinary flavour, and in an international setting.

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The first year consists of compulsory courses, each consisting of 6 ECTS (credits):
1st year (compulsory) courses:

  • International Trade
  • Advanced Finance
  • Advanced Accounting and International Financial Statements
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Information Systems Strategy and Management
  • Paper
  • European Economic Integration
  • International Business Law
  • Governance, Law, and Policy of the European Union
  • Advanced Marketing
But in the second year, apart from the Master’s thesis and the internship, there are only two compulsory courses, and a set of electives students can choose from. This allows students to personalise their curriculum by picking elective courses.

2nd year compulsory courses:
  • Corporate Social Responsability
  • Multinational Strategic Planning
  • Master Thesis
  • Advanced International Economics
2nd year elective courses: students can select up to 4 courses from the list
  • Internship
  • Global Banking
  • IT Modeling and Economics
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Databases
  • Supply Chain Management
  • EU Competition Policy
  • Decision Analyticss

More details about the programme's curriculum can be found here


Candidates with a university bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a field related to business/management or economics who have obtained the minimum number of ECTS (European) credits in EACH of the subjects as set out below (a total of 96) may be admitted after a review of their application by the Admissions Board.

Field Minimum number of ECTS credits required
Law 6
Business/Management (for example courses in: Management, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, HRM, ...) 24
Economics 15
Languages 15
Quantitative methods (for example courses in: Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, IT, ...) 24
Humanities/Social Sciences (for example courses in: Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, ...) 12

Additionally, in order to be admitted, you need to be proficient in English.


In order to apply you have to fill in the online application form.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2018
2 years
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890 EUR
Belgium - Brussels
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